|Occupation||Television host; sports reader; radio presenter|
|Known for|| The Fat |
Back Page Live
Tony Squires is an Australian media personality of radio and television and published author
He is perhaps best known as the presenter of the comic sport news show The Fat , which ran on ABC television from 2000 to 2003.
The Fat was an Australian sports based talk show television series, broadcast and produced by ABC TV.The series began on 6 March 2000, and ended on 18 November 2003.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's national broadcaster founded in 1929. It is currently principally funded by direct grants from the Australian government, but is expressly independent of government and partisan politics. The ABC plays a leading role in journalistic independence and is fundamental in the history of broadcasting in Australia.
In 2000, Squires began hosting the sports show The Fat , which aired on ABC television. He remained on the show during its entire run, that ended in late 2003, when it was axed.In 2004, he joined the Seven Network to host a revamped, and retitled, sport show 110% Tony Squires, which only lasted one season.
The Seven Network is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network. It is owned by Seven West Media Limited, and is one of five main free-to-air television networks in Australia. Channel Seven head office is based in Sydney.
In 2008, he joined Network Ten to host Big Mouth , a panel show based around reality television show Big Brother .The show also lasted one season, as Big Brother was axed after the 2008 series.
Network 10 is an Australian commercial television network. One of five national free-to-air networks, 10's owned-and-operated stations can be found in the state capital cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, while affiliates extend the network to regional areas of the country. The network is owned by Ten Network Holdings, a subsidiary of CBS Studios International.
Big Brother was the Australian version of the international Big Brother reality television series. Big Brother was produced from 2001 and ran for eight seasons on Network Ten before the network cancelled it in July 2008 after experiencing audience erosion and controversy. Big Brother returned on 13 August 2012 with a ninth season on the Nine Network with repeats on GO!. The tenth season aired on Nine from 29 July 2013 to 6 November 2013 and the eleventh season ran from 8 September 2014 to 26 November 2014. All eleven previous seasons were produced by Endemol Australia and Endemol Southern Star.
In April 2010, Squires replaced Alex Cullen as weekday sports presenter on Seven News in Sydney. In August 2012, Squires was replaced by Jim Wilson.
Alex Cullen is an Australian journalist.
Seven News is the television news service of the Seven Network and, as of 2016, the highest-rating in Australia.
Jim Wilson is an Australian sports journalist and reporter.
Squires has also a fill in presenter for Andrew O'Keefe on Weekend Sunrise as well as Larry Emdur on The Morning Show
Andrew Patrick O'Keefe is an Australian entertainer and former lawyer, best known for being the host of the game show Deal or No Deal. He was also the co-host of Weekend Sunrise alongside Monique Wright between 2006 and 2017. In 2015, he was announced as the host of The Chase Australia.
Weekend Sunrise is an Australian breakfast television program, broadcast on the Seven Network and currently hosted by Basil Zempilas and Monique Wright.
Larry Emdur is an Australian television personality.
In August 2012, he became a reporter on Sunday Night on Seven meaning that he no longer presents the sport on Seven News Sydney , making him the second sports presenter from the Sydney bulletin to become a Sunday Night reporter, after Alex Cullen.
Sunday Night is an Australian news and current affairs program produced and broadcast by the Seven Network. The program airs on Sunday nights at 8:30 pm, and is hosted by Melissa Doyle.
In 2013 he started hosting Back Page Live on Fox Sports, as he currently continues to do alongside journalist Kelli Underwood.
Squires early work in radio involved writing news bulletins for the Sydney radio station 2SM, and SBS Radio station 2EA.
In 2005, Squires and long-time colleague Rebecca Wilson (The Fat, Big Mouth) were hired by new radio station Vega 95.3 Sydney to co-host the drive-time program.In 2007, Squires and Wilson were joined by Mikey Robins, but Wilson's retirement in September 2009 prompted Vega to stand down Squires and Robins a month later.
In 2010, Tony joined Triple M hosting The Grapple on Sunday mornings from 8am alongside Andrew Johns and Mark Geyer. In 2011, Squires was appointed presenter of a new rugby program on Triple M called The Ruck on Sunday mornings from 9am alongside Tim Horan and Matt Burke. He is also a fill in presenter on The Grill Team .
Squires released his book Cracking The Footy Codes: A beginner's guide to AFL, league, union and football in 2009.
Squires grew up in Caves Beach, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, where he worked as a journalist for the Newcastle Morning Herald in the early 1980s.In the 1990s he wrote a regular television review column in The Sydney Morning Herald .
Tony married his girlfriend of two years, public relations executive Kate Pascoe, on 28 November 2008.He had separated from his previous wife of twenty years, with whom he had two daughters, in 2006.
Tony is a fan of the St. George Illawarra Dragons and the Sydney Swans. [ citation needed ]
Edward Joseph McGuire AM is an Australian radio and television presenter, commentator, journalist, media businessman and sporting president known for his long association with Australian rules football (AFL) and the Nine Network, with company JAM TV.
Peter John FitzSimons is an Australian journalist, radio and television presenter and author. He is a former national representative rugby union player and has been the chair of the Australian Republic Movement since 2015.
Matthew Johns is an Australian rugby league football commentator and former professional player. An Australian international and New South Wales State of Origin representative five-eighth, Johns played his club football primarily with the Newcastle Knights, alongside his younger brother, Andrew Johns. Since March 2011, Johns has been a co-host on the Triple M Sydney breakfast show called The Grill Team with Mark Geyer. Since 2012, Johns has been a part of the Fox Sports NRL coverage. He also had his own show for one season, The Matty Johns Show.
Jonathan Harry Coleman is an English Australian television personality, radio announcer, writer, performer of comedy and advertorial spokesperson, he started his media career in Australia in the late 1970s, but has also worked in his native United Kingdom.
Gretel Killeen is an Australian television presenter, comedian, media personality, voice actor and author. She is known for being the host of Big Brother Australia from its inception in 2001 until the 2007 season. Killeen hosted the 2009 TV Week Logie Awards.
Burke's Backyard was an Australian gardening and lifestyle programme presented by horticulturist Don Burke, broadcast on both radio and television. On television, it was a regular weekly series on the Nine Network from 12 September 1987 to 26 November 2004.
John Noel William Newman known better as Sam Newman or Sammy Newman, is an Australian media executive and radio and television personality, who was an AFL football player for the Geelong Football Club and briefly had a career in motor racing. He is an original presenter on The Footy Show, with Eddie McGuire when the show started in 1994.
Christine Bath is an Australian journalist, radio and television personality.
Andrew "Andy" Maher is an Australian sports journalist and broadcaster for the Seven Network and Melbourne sport radio station 1116 SEN. He is best known for covering both Australian rules football and the Big Bash League for the Ten television network, as well as hosting AFL review program Before the Game.
Jaynie Seal is an Australian television presenter.
The Footy Show was an Australian sports variety television programme covering professional rugby league in Australia. It was shown on the Nine Network and aired for 25 seasons. Hosted by journalist Erin Molan, and co-hosted by Ryan Girdler and Brad Fittler, with regular contributions from Beau Ryan and Darryl Brohman. It was previously hosted by former rugby league footballer and commentator Paul Vautin for 24 years, with former player Peter Sterling also an early host from the first 12 years. Having aired on Thursday nights since 1994 the programme was largely entertainment-based, with some "football-related" content included, such as previews of the weekend's fixtures and interviews with players.
Brendan Jones is an Australian radio presenter, media personality and motorcycling enthusiast.
The Matty Johns Show was an Australian variety television show largely focused on the National Rugby League (NRL) competition, starring former professional rugby league footballer Matthew "Matty" Johns. It first aired in 2010 on Thursdays at 7.30 pm in New South Wales and Queensland, on the Seven Network. The show usually ran for 1 hour. It was produced by Matty Johns and John Singleton.
Rebecca Louise Wilson was an Australian sports journalist, radio and television broadcaster and personality, known for the comic television talk sports show The Fat, in which she appeared regularly with host Tony Squires. She was a panellist on numerous television programs including Beauty and the Beast, Sunrise and The Footy Show. She worked in both the newspaper and television industries for over 20 years and won a Kennedy Award in 2013.
Mikel Mason "Mikey" Robins is an Australian media personality, comedian and writer. He is best known for the satirical game show Good News Week, which ran on the ABC and Network Ten between 1996 and 2000, and returned again when the series was resurrected in February 2008.
Erin Molan is an Australian television sports presenter with the Nine Network.
Janine Perrett is an Australian journalist and commentator who has worked across newspapers, radio and television for four decades. She is currently a television presenter for Sky News Australia.
| Seven News Sydney |
Weeknight sport presenter
19 April 2010 – August 2012